Delta Foundation Summer 2021 Update

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Delta Foundation of Greater Columbus, THANK YOU for your financial support, volunteer hours, and interest in the programs we have supported over the past year. Together we generated just under $20,000, which will be used to provide college scholarships and program grants right here in metropolitan Columbus.

Delta Foundation’s community activity was certainly altered by the pandemic, but we were able to take advantage of webinars, online educational instruction, THE BIG GIVE and text-to-give campaigns, Sum Sweet LLC, The Good Kitchen 614, and Bottoms Up Coffee partnerships, and many other virtual events throughout 2020-2021. Here are a few highlights of what you helped us accomplish:

2021 Lillian Lewis Macer Scholarship

The Lillian Lewis Macer Scholarship awards graduating Thomas Worthington High School (TWHS) students with money toward their college education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). We are pleased to be able to award two Thomas Worthington High School students with $2500 scholarships to further their education beginning this Fall. Learn more about our 2021 recipients, Carol Mensah- Bonsu and Victor Nash. Congratulations, Carol and Victor!!

LEAD with Purpose Summer Academy for Black Girls Grant

What an awesome time we had this month in a lunch & learn that we sponsored with LEAD with Purpose, a brand new 501(c)3 organization focused on outreach to teenage girls. Our session included talking about the work of the foundation and our own personal professions. Shout-out to Charity Martin-King and her team for the success of this outstanding event. Read the full post.

All of this was possible because of your generosity! We appreciated being able to serve our community this year and look forward to so much more in the coming fiscal year!

In Partnership,

Portia Neely Robinson, President
Marcia A. Dukes, Corresponding Secretary
Carol E. Ware, Financial Secretary
Maggie Burnes, Treasurer
Serena Brown, Board Member
Denise Robinson, Board Member
Tei Y. Street, Board Member

View a PDF of this update.